Wolf-Like Animal Seen Near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

November 1, 2014 2:06 AM

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Wolf-Like Animal Seen Near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Federal wildlife officials are monitoring a wolf-like animal roaming forest land near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if confirmed to be a gray wolf, it would be the first such animal seen in the area in 70 years.

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the animal could be a dispersed member of a northern Rocky Mountain population. But they’re working to determine whether it is, in fact, a gray wolf or a canine hybrid. Biologists will collect droppings from the animal for DNA analysis to determi...

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